Opening Ceremony of Training Course on Meteorological Hazards Early Warning for Developing Countries Was Held at NUIST 





On the morning of October 13th, the opening ceremony of Training Course on Meteorological Hazards Early Warning for Developing Countries, which was sponsored by Ministry of Commerce and undertook by WMO Nanjing Regional Training Centre, was held in the lecture hall in the Meteorological Building. Deputy Director of International Economic and Trading Relation in Ministry of Commerce Yao Wenliang and Chief Liang Hong, Head of OCHA Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Oliver Lacey-Hall , President of NUIST Li Lianshui , Vice President Guan Zhaoyong, and Executive Deputy Director of WMO Regional Training Center Zheng Youfei attended the ceremony. The ceremony was hosted by Vice President Guan Zhaoyong.
President Li Lianshui extended sincere greetings to participants. He introduced the development of the University and the Centre, and stressed significance of this training course. Besides, president Li also thanked Ministry of Commerce for the support, and expressed that the university will continue to take international information exchange and training activities to improve the communication regarding to meteorological knowledge and experience and to share with the whole world. The university willA make new contributions to the international meteorological education career.
Vice Director Yao Wenliang appreciated the university for thoughtful arrangement for this training course. He briefly introduced the early warning of hazards of China, and pointed out that it was very useful for each country to hold this training course in strengthening communication about meteorological hazards early warning. Through this way, participants would deeply learn how it worked with China’s early warning stuff, and it could also develop the friendly cooperation between China and other countries.
The head of OCHA Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Mr.Oliver Lacey-Hall introduced the main duties of this organization in detail. The duties of OCHA included Coordinating Humanitarian rescuing, setting up strategies and publicizing. They did their work in countries through assessing needs and agreeing priorities, presenting those needs in a clear and strategic plan, working with Governments, UN agencies, the Red Cross, NGOs and others to develop common policy on humanitarian issues. Finally, he encouraged participants that they could use the knowledge learned in China into the Humanitarian rescuing works in their country.
Mr. Adan from Pakistan, the representative of participants, on behalf of all participants, he expressed his thanks to Chinese Government, WMO and WMO Nanjing Regional Training Centre.
It is reported that there are 26 participants from 13 different countries. During 21 days, participants will have communications and exchanges about “Meteorological Hazards Early Warning”, and Head of OCHA Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Oliver Lacey-Hall will also give a lecture to communicate with participants. Besides, participants will visit Guangzhou, Shenzhen to investigate and learn some information analysis and technical using experience.
After the opening ceremony, accompanied by Executive Deputy Director of WMO RTC Zheng Youfei, Vice Director Yao Wenliang visited the Meteorological Observatory, Atmospheric Observation Centre and Agriculture Meteorological Experiment Station in our university.